President Trump announced yesterday his support for the RAISE Act, a bill that if passed, would change the U.S. immigration system to favor skilled workers over family reunification. We turn to economist Jennifer Hunt for insight on a merit-based immigration…
By Jennifer Hunt
U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, a new survey finds.
By Rachel Zoll, Associated Press
A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
Comic books were a lifesaver for illustrator Catia Chien. As an child immigrant to the U.S., growing up inside a dysfunctional family, she struggled to find her voice, but instead connected expression through art. Chien gives her Brief but Spectacular…
By PBS NewsHour
Canada, known for setting out the welcome mat for refugees, has attracted hundreds of asylum-seekers over the past few months. These immigrants, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, are entering illegally from the U.S., though the exact reason is…
By Kelly Whalen and Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED Arts
Immigrants represented in the 158 portraits on view at Walter Maciel Gallery include well-known figures more regularly defined by their contributions to American society than their foreign birthplaces: former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Albert Einstein, Stokely Carmichael, Bela Lugosi,…
By Megan Thompson and Mori Rothman
Allentown, Pennsylvania and surrounding Lehigh County are home to around 4,200 residents of Syrian descent -- one of the largest Syrian communities in the nation. They began arriving a century ago, with dozens more pouring in after the start of…
By Michael D. Regan
President Donald Trump’s executive order last week banning refugees and immigrants from seven countries, including Syria, has ignited mixed feelings among some of the 4,200 Syrian residents who live in eastern Pennsylvania.
By The Conversation
Analysis suggests immigration has a crime-suppressing effect. In other words, more immigration equals less crime.
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